# How do you round 1.749 to the nearest tenth?

Apr 11, 2017

$1.749 \rightarrow 1.7$

#### Explanation:

The nearest 'tenth' means the same as to one decimal place.

To decide whether to round up to the next tenth or down to the same tenth, look at the digit in the second decimal place (hundredths).

If it is $5$ or more, round up.
If it is $4$ or less, round down.

$1.7 \textcolor{red}{4} 9$ will round to $1.7$

The $\textcolor{red}{4}$ is not big enough to affect the $7$.

Note that the thousands place is not considered at all.